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Lee Trevino Named Greenbrier Resort Golf Professional Emeritus

West Virginia native son, Sam Snead held the prestigious post of Head Professional at the Greenbrier for 58 years. Three years after Snead’s death in 2002, Tom Watson, was named Professional Emeritus for the Greenbrier and held the post until earlier this year. In 2009 the Greenbrier was forced into bankruptcy after losing $166 million the previous year. West Virginia businessman, Jim Justice bought the resort and has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars to restore the class and elegance […]

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BRICKYARD CROSSING: THE CONFLUENCE OF GOLF & AUTO RACING

BRICKYARD CROSSING:  THE CONFLUENCE OF GOLF & AUTO RACING

Written by:  Mike May Ladies and gentlemen, start your golf carts!  That is an appropriate message for any foursome that tees it up at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Club in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This 18-hole stretch of championship golf is named in honor of its more famous sporting neighbor, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (aka, the ‘ole Brickyard). While it’s safe to say that while Pete Dye’s most famous golf design is probably the Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the […]

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Requiem for a Golf Course

The Golf economy today is a mixed bag, while some areas of the golf business are very strong, other parts are suffering. Part of the reason is that young people do not seem to be taking to the game as the older generation did. With the variety of activities available to the X and Y Generations, other sports seem to be more attractive. A slow walk around a golf course can’t compete with mountain biking or zip-lines. Check any public […]

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I admit it – I am a golfaholic, as well as a teaching professional. I have enjoyed playing the grand game of golf for over 40 years. In addition to playing, I find teaching golf very rewarding – I love to see students when they finally hit that great shot, make the long put, chip in or kill that long drive. - See more at: Toledo Ohio Golf Lessons - About Fred